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  • 7/7/2021 11:06 AM

Updated: Benefits Of Using Natural Stone In Your Kitchen

Natural stone is becoming more popular in home designs looking to add elegance and style to their homes. From countertops, flooring, walls and natural stone backsplash, there are many ways in which homeowners can implement natural stone into their interior design. 

If you are remodeling your kitchen, it's time to switch out your old, unpleasant surfaces with quality natural stone surfaces. Most homeowners choose marble countertops in their kitchen because it's timeless and beautiful; however, there are many other options to consider for your kitchen. 

At GMS Werks, our team are experts when it comes to your natural stone surfaces. We have installed countless countertops,  natural stone backsplashes, and tile over many years. Below, we discuss the benefits of using natural stone in your kitchen!


Your kitchen is a high traffic area because it's where you cook, eat, clean and catch up with friends and family. This means that you most likely want it to look as beautiful as possible if you are going to spend the majority of your time in it. Most homeowners value the look of their kitchen the most if they are fond of hosting and having company over. 

Many modern homes have islands where you can entertain your friends and guests. Hence, having natural stone surfaces can create a good first impression on whoever spends time in your kitchen. A natural stone countertop can also increase the value of your home whenever you are looking to sell. 


Natural stone countertops are incredibly durable, and they can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, but some natural stones such as limestone, travertine and marble require sealing to increase their durability as they are soft materials. 

Without sealants, these surfaces may etch and scratch easily as a result of acidic and food spills. Sealing your natural stone surfaces makes cleaning easier, and it maintains their "shine."

Home Value

One of the best benefits of using natural stone in your kitchen is that it will increase the value of your home! Whether you choose to install marble, granite, quartz or quartzite countertops, or add a natural stone backsplash, your home value will increase right away! This is a great option for those looking to sell their home!


In every home improvement project, you want to get the most out of your investment. Consider adding natural stone to your home to improve the appearance, durability and value of your home!

With over 100 years of experience working with natural stone, GMS Werks is a top countertop and tile company in the Midwest. To learn more about our services, products and company, visit our website today!

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.